Alright guys, take a seat…grab some coffee because this is going to be a long one. I blogged Brittney’s bridal session last week so you all know what a gorgeous bride she was. And I gotta say that Nic was looking pretty dapper too. Hope you enjoy a few photos from their special day.
We had a gorgeous day in May and I started it off in tears. Brittney had asked to make sure I shoot her dad and her seeing each other for the first time that day. Dangit, there wasn’t a dry eye in the whole room. So incredibly sweet.
While I was with the girls wiping away the tears, Josh was over with the guys. Naturally they were playing games, drinking and shooting guns. I mean, that’s what you do a few hours before you get married!
The girls headed out to meet up with the guys and we had our first look. Bride and groom first looks are always so exciting/special/emotional/all of the things. Nic and Brittney enjoyed a few minutes alone before we got started on formals.
We headed to Downtown Pontiac, IL for a different setting and to finish up pictures. We also lucked out because an older gentleman drove up in a killer old car. We asked if we could borrow it for a couple pictures and he happily obliged.
We finished up formals, followed by family pictures and had a few minutes to spare. The ceremony was a meaningful service that included a beautiful song and reading by friends. And just look at that adorable bride as they walked down the aisle. I always try to get a picture of the bride and groom headed out of the church after they are pronounced husband and wife. These pictures are often blurry, slightly off centered or maybe even a little out of focus but they are consistently my favorites. Something about the imperfection is what captures the moment so perfectly. Hurried excitement as they head into the future.
After the ceremony, all of the guests made their way to the Elks Club which Brittney and Nic had decorated expertly. So many lovely details and personal touches made the reception hall perfect. I was also able to steal Brittney and Nic away for a few minutes during the reception and head outside. Those are always some favorites of mine because the couple is relaxed and feeling good now that they’re officially married. And of course we ended the night with some dancing.
It was a fantastic day. Spending the day with Nic, Brittney and all of their friends and family was a blast. Congratulations again to the new Mr & Mrs! We wish you many, many years of happiness!